“I’ve been doing this for years”
The video, posted by user Emily Mathis (@ emily_.mathis), is only the last cleanup hack to go viral on the app. These last weeks, TikTokers also shared their tips for clean a pan with baking soda, making “homemade” air fresheners for cars and sweep the floor without a shovel.
Mathis’ clip, which now has nearly 5 million views, shows how to clean a hat with a simple soak in the sink. She begins by filling her sink with hot water.
Then she adds a mixture of dish soap, liquid laundry detergent, and powdered laundry detergent.
After that, she mixes everything up and lets her hats soak before rinsing them later to remove the soapy mixture. In theory, the trick helps rinse away stains and sweat without damaging the hats in a washing machine.
Many TikTok users have praised the cleaning trick. Some said they had had great success doing it themselves.
“I’ve been doing this for years” a user wrote.
“I do this in the sink of my laundry room” another added.
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Others were less impressed. Some have suggested that the trick would actually damage the hat tickets, claiming they are made of cardboard. However, almost all new hats use some form of Plastic Where cotton in the brim, which means they can be washed safely.
But is Mathis’ hack worth the candle? This is a whole other question.
“Now that sounds like too much work” a user wrote.
“The dishwasher works very well too” another suggested.
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